Oct 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
of the united states in the arab world, he will -- whoever will win will have to face a totally different wornd world. that policy is different today. you have to face government that were elected and are in power and they don't have to have the same interests. he have to convince them and collaborate and partner with them on shaping their realities closest we can to our views. i'm sorry to say that. president obama will come with his achievements, killing bin laden, hammering al qaeda, actually trying to endorse palestinian and israeli peace process that he couldn't do because of the factors of what's going on on the ground and many other things. what romney will come with is a bunch of insults towards these countries that alienate them before he's in office. even with china. how can he talk to the number two economy in the world, the number one holder of u.s. debt and the country giving loans to emerging markets more than the world bank. how can he talk to them before you're in office in those terms? how do you think they will do? >> a really good point. in the mideast we're dealing with demo
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
of political partisanship or when the current president of the united states of america is still questioned despite the hard-and-fast evidence of his long form birth certificate, then we know we are engaging in post truth politics. even when we fact check one another, we still do not believe the evidence. not that we shall not be beholden to fact checkers reins supreme. robust debate is reduced to discussion about what counts as real, credible or verifiable. vice president biden delivered it directly on thursday. >> look, folks, use your common sense. who do you trust on this? a man who introduced a bill to raise it $6400 a year knowing it and passing it and romney saying he signed it or me and the president? >> that's what it boils down to. not whose policies are best. but who do you think is telling the truth? after the first presidential debate last week, many fact checkers worked overtime trying to untangle many of governor romney's statements. but perhaps the efforts were in vein as conservative king maker, karl rove pointed out alleging that romney is a serial deceiver is a hard sell.
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
as a member and chairman of the foreign committee. middle east, southwest asia, the united states has been there in the last four decades. joe biden has too. of course, congressman paul ryan who chairs the house budget committee also likes to tout his foreign policy chops. >> i have more foreign policy experience coming into this job than president obama did coming into his. >> can you explain how do you have more foreign policy experience than senator obama did. he was on the foreign relations committee. >> norah, i voted to send men and women to war. i've been to iraq and afghanistan. i've met with our troops to get perspectives. i've been to the funerals, i've talked to the widows, talked to the wives, the moms and the dads. that's something. that matters. >> yeah. the sitting vice president shouldn't have much problem landing a blow on a claim like that. though perhaps rather than boxing, it's more accurate to think of thursday night as tag team wrestling with each candidate making the power move that their partner missed. of course, ultimately a vice presidential candidate's relations
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
, but i have to say it was such a moment to sit with the president of the united states and ask him quite specifically what have you done for can americans and what are you planning to do for african-americans. as you look at the ground work here in terms of policy, what do you think the answers are? >> think what's interesting is the position the president has found himself in is people have a very kind of hair trigger about his support for issues in the african-american community. people believe that he -- others feared that he was going to favor black citizens and such and so on. so the things he has done has tended to fly under the radar. one of the most important things that the obama administration has done which they have not played up is that the holder department of justice has moved very aggressively against police departments that have a history of racial profiling. >> a descent decree in new orleans right now. >> even the instance with joe arpaio out in arizona, the trayvon martin case, those are the high-profile instances, but nationally this has been something that they're v
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
for more, and up next my letter to the president of the united states. think about that performance on tuesday night. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. zi watch two things in my own living room, and i did take a moment to stand on my couch and give our nation's leader a well deserved round of applause for a job well done at the second presidential debate. but i thought i would go a step further and put pen to paper for our commander in chief. dear president obama, it's me, melissa. i just wrote to say thanks. thank you for bringing your a game on tuesday energized, caffeinated, prepped with data points and comeback arguments. thank you for reviving the base and showing the country that you can carry the burdens of the presidency an
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
the statements made by two of their ka candidates for united states senate. 2 have the moral courage to stand up and say what they said was wrong. simply wrong. >> is that the strategy, ari, you link the top to the exextremes and then it's done? >> exactly. and that goes to what you're saying. there's an emiss tomorrow ol gi of how we know what we know about these different parties and people. and i don't think the press and for many years the democratic party did a very good job, you know. you've got a party here that won't talk about sex in school as you were saying but will talk all about rape and redefining rape which the president was speaking out on. you have a party that doesn't want to pay for your health care, but they to want for come into your doctor's office and take certain procedures off the table. so you've got incredible hypocrisy and in-s vase sif and sexist attitudes, but i don't think they're always exposed p. there is a saying in hip hop, act like you know. act like you know. we know what's going on here. and the problem i have is when i watched certain shows and certain tele
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
take it back. did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think it -- i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas. he said, they're making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> wow. that was former new hampshire governor john sununu with his take on the debate. on the one hand there was a sense of a desire to see more fire from president obama on that day but the fact that the language on thursday was we're going to be so far, you know, gone that we'll call the president a lazy delivery. pizza delivery guy, the black president, a lazy pizza delivery guy. this is important when we talk about george will's piece. how many american presidents have we called lazy? george bush took more vacations, i think than any president in modern times. nobody called him lazy. and that's such a stereotype for black people, my hackles went way up. >> my colleague andrea mitchell was like, maybe you'd like to take that back. maybe you didn't realize what you just said.
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
from the northwest this morning and move parallel to the southeast coast of the united states through the weekend. serious and life-threatening weather conditions are expected as early as tomorrow evening from outer banks to new england. new york, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia and north carolina plus the district of column yeah have already declared states of emergency. a tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of florida. we'll have more updates on sandy later in the program. right now i want to turn to politics. this, my friends, is $26.86. $26.86, not a hunl amount of money. certainly not enough for a spiffy new iphone 5. it will get you plenty of itunes downloads. not enough to take the whole family to the movies, but you could probably treat yourself to lunch at applebee's. imagine that $26.86 compounded every second. that is $1,611.60 a minute. that's $96,696 an hour or $2.3 million a day. suddenly $26.86 doesn't seem so modest because $26.86 is how much both candidates combined are spending every second of every day this election cycle which is why on thursday, we cros